Today, we have some video research fun. Take some time to review the work of the great Mona El Said. To start you off, here's a video of Mona performing in the 1970s at the Omar Khayyam nightclub in London. Learn more about Mona in an interview by Shareen El Safy published in Habibi magazine: link. [...]
Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can offer with the cumulative force of a whole life's cultivation, but of the adopted talent of another, you have only an extemporaneous, half possession. Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) Photo: Cheeky Monkey (2008) by Andy Rennie. Flickr License. Flickr photo page.
Earlier this week, we posted a quote from Judith Jamison, the Artistic Director Emerita of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Judith has had an incredible career as a dancer and a choreographer. We encourage you to take some time to learn more about her story, hear her voice, and view her life's work. Here are [...]
Dance is bigger than the physical body. Think bigger than that. When you extend your arm, it doesn't stop at the end of your fingers, because you're dancing bigger than that: you're dancing spirit.¹ Judith Ann Jamison, Dancer and Choreographer. Currently Artistic Director Emerita, Alvin Ailey Dance Theater ¹Quote from Jamison's autobiography, Dancing Spirit, published [...]